Happy St. Patrick’s Day at Home!

I’m not going out. Are you? No? Well, then. Let’s stay in and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at home. We’ve got food (shepherd’s pie or Irish stew), drink (Guinness comes in bottles now in case you haven’t heard and you can find Barry’s Tea almost everywhere now–except Far West Texas, […]

Groundbreaking for NEW Irish Arts Center Building!

It is finally happening! The Official Groundbreaking Ceremony was held yesterday in New York City at the site of the new home for the Irish Arts Center! And Gabriel was there to lend his voice and a hand (though somehow he managed NOT to wear a hard hat). From the […]

Irish Arts Center Gala Concert

Updated April 15 Unfortunately, it seems Gabriel Byrne will not be participating in the Gala Concert after all. sad However, Liam Neeson will be a Special Guest that evening, so don’t cry too much. wink — March 19 It’s Groundbreaking Time! As someone who recently built a house (the builders […]

Spirit of Ireland Gala and Raffle!

It’s that time of year again! The Annual Spirit of Ireland Gala to support the Irish Arts Center will be held on October 14 in New York City–and this year there is a very lovely twist! heart Read on: On October 14th, hundreds of friends of Irish Arts Center, the […]

“Down By The Salley Gardens”

This is a clip from the Other Voices New York City video in 2011. Gabriel Byrne and Martin Hayes perform “Down By The Salley Gardens,” the beloved poem by William Butler Yeats. Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white […]

A Special Holiday Present

Updated December 28 This is the perfect holiday present!  The music is amazing, the readings are great, and the sense of camaraderie, fellowship, and just plain fun is fantastic! Here is Gabriel Byrne reading the W. B. Yeats poem “Down By The Salley Gardens,” with Martin Hayes on the fiddle: […]